Many merchants open businesses in Bedford Stuyvesant but, very few do anything to improve the streetscape and livability of the neighborhood. Not so for three merchants on one block of Nostrand Avenue.
Safiya Hassan owner N-Diya Spa; Margo Lewis and Daphne Surpis owners of Ms Dahlia’s Café; and Daphne Surpris and Emmanuel Tropnasse owners of Vodou Bar have transformed Nostrand Avenue between Hancock and Halsey Streets into an urban oasis. The women are proud residents of Bedford Stuyvesant and their commitment to providing their neighbors with quality goods and services is evident even before you enter the doors of their establishments. The streetscape these merchants created is vibrant and welcoming.
Next time you walk down Nostrand Avenue don't just admire the streetscape, stop and show your appreciation by patronizing these businesses
N-Diya offers great spa services and skin and hair care products. For a monthly membership of $49:00 you will get an hour long message which is the perfect antidote for the stressed and over-worked. N-Diya’s hours are Tuesday to Friday 11:00AM to 7:00PM; Saturday -10:00AM to 7:00PM; and Sunday - 12:00PM to 5:00PM.
Ms Dahlia’s Café’s famous cucumber lemonade is the ultimate summer refresher. Pair it with a curried chicken sandwich or any of Ms. Dahlia’s other fine offerings for a quick, delicious and satisfying meal. Ms. Dahlia’s Café’s hours are Monday to Friday – 7:00AM to 7:00PM; Saturday – 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Sunday – 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
Vodou Bar is the new night time hot spot in Bedford Stuyvesant. The cool vibe, delicious house drinks and yummy hor d’ourves make Vodou Bar the ideal place to relax and un-wind at the end of the day. Voodou Bar‘s hours are Monday to Wednesday - 6:00PM to 2:00AM; Thursday and Friday - 6:00PM to 4:00AM; Saturday – 4:00PM to 4:00AM and Sunday – 4:00PM to 2:00AM.